Lance Barber (born June 29, 1973) is an American television actor.
|Born||June 29, 1973|
Battle Creek, Michigan, U.S.
|Alma mater||Kellogg Community College|
|Known for||Young Sheldon,|
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
|Website||Official twitter page|
Lance Barber on IMDb
Barber was born and raised in Battle Creek, Michigan and began wanting to be an actor at the age of 7, after seeing a performance of Grease at the Barn Theatre. He acted at Pennfield High School, from which he graduated in 1991, and performed in school productions from Kellogg Community College while earning his associate’s degree.
After a year at the Barn Theatre, alongside Jennifer Garner, he moved to Chicago and spent five years working his way up in The Second City improvisational comedy troupe. He then moved to Los Angeles and had his first television role in On the Spot, an improv sketch show which ran for five episodes on The WB in 2003. He credits his breakthrough to the 2005 HBO series The Comeback with Lisa Kudrow, in which he played Paulie G., a television writer who he describes as an "asshole". In 2010, he landed the recurring role of Bill Ponderosa on FX's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. He reprised his role as Paulie G. when HBO brought back The Comeback in 2014. He also starred in episodes of How I Met Your Mother, Gilmore Girls, Californication, Monk, The Mentalist, and Grey's Anatomy.
Barber played Jimmy Speckerman, who bullied Leonard Hofstadter at high school, in one episode of The Big Bang Theory. He was cast as George Cooper Sr., father of Sheldon Cooper, in the spin-off Young Sheldon that premiered in 2017, and mentioned in an interview that some fans were confused by his different roles in the two related series.
|TBA||El Tonto||Side Kick|
|2019||Raunch and Roll||Crash||In post-production|
|2017||Never Seen You Shine So Bright||Neil||Short film|
|2010||Dead Cat||–||Short film|
|2008||Shades of Ray||Karaoke Singer|
|2006||For Your Consideration||Dinkie|
|2006||Breakdown||Logan Conner||Short film|
|2006||The Lather Effect||Paul Helling|
|2005||The Godfather of Green Bay||Kenny Caruso|
|2005||The Poet of Canis||The Poet||Short film|
|2003||Patching Cabbage||Ryan||Short film|
|2002||Like Mike||Director in Commercial||(Uncredited)|
|2017–2019||Young Sheldon||George Sr.||TV series (44 episodes, continuing)|
|2011–2018||The Big Bang Theory||George Sr. / Jimmy Speckerman||TV series (2 episodes)|
|2010–2018||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Bill Ponderosa||TV series (10 episodes)|
|2017||All Hail King Julien||Bruce||TV series (episode: One More Cup, Part 2)|
|2016–2017||Black-ish||Dr. Gabler||TV series (2 episodes):|
|2016||Brooklyn Nine-Nine||Patrick||TV series (episode: Captain Latvia)|
|2014–2016||Faking It||Lucas / Karma's Dad||TV series (8 episodes)|
|2015||Dr. Ken||Phil Stockton||TV series (episode: The Master Scheduler)|
|2005–2014||The Comeback||Paulie G.||TV series (21 episodes)|
|2014||Masters of Sex||Larry||TV series (episode: One for the Money, Two for the Show)|
|2014||Garfunkel and Oates||Drew||TV series (episode: Speechless)|
|2014||Hot in Cleveland||Tyler||TV series (episode: Straight Outta Cleveland)|
|2014||Bob's Burgers||Justgrillin'||TV series (episode: Uncle Teddy) (voice)|
|2014||We Got Next||Jay||TV movie|
|2013||Timms Valley||–||TV series (episode: 2nd Executive)|
|2013||The Crazy Ones||Clyde||TV series (episode: Models Love Magic)|
|2013||Franklin & Bash||Teddy Lazlow||TV series (episode: Control)|
|2013||Whitney||Nate||TV series (episode: Sorry!)|
|2012||Baby Daddy||Tommy||TV series (episode: The Daddy Whisperer)|
|2012||The Soul Man||Mr. Richardson||TV series (episode: Pastor Interference)|
|2012||How I Met Your Mother||Guard #1||TV series (episode: The Magician's Code: Part 2)|
|2012||Key and Peele||Cop||TV series (episode #1.2 (2012)|
|2011||Harry's Law||David Kerwin||TV series (episode: Purple Hearts)|
|2010||Justified||Frank||TV series (episode: Long in the Tooth)|
|2010||United States of Tara||Sully||TV series (2 episodes):|
|2010||Grey's Anatomy||Phil||TV series (episode: Suicide Is Painless)|
|2010||Men of a Certain Age||Hardware Store Manager||TV series (episode: Father's Fraternity)|
|2009||Single White Millionaire||Seth Mortin||TV movie|
|2009||CSI: Miami||Al Wayons||TV series (episode: Bad Seed)|
|2009||Monk||Bill the Deliveryman||TV series (episode: Mr. Monk Is Someone Else)|
|2008||The Mentalist||Daniel Cardeira||TV series (episode: Red-Handed)|
|2008||The Middleman||Johnny John||TV series (episode: The Cursed Tuba Contingency)|
|2007||The Hill||Eric||TV movie|
|2007||Californication||Nick Lowry||TV series (3 episodes)|
|2007||Insatiable||Jerry Marinelli||TV series (episode: Pilot)|
|2006||Thick and Thin||Kevin||TV series (episode: Mary Moves On)|
|2006||Untitled Patricia Heaton Project||Pete||TV movie|
|2001–2006||Gilmore Girls||Hugo Gray / the Man at Inn||TV series (2 episodes):|
|2005||Joey||Steve||TV series (episode: Joey and the High School Friend)|
|2004||Come to Papa||Phillip||TV series (episode: The Crush)|
|2004||Faking the Video||Billy the Fake Director||TV series|
|2004||Yes, Dear||Man||TV series (episode: Who Done It?)|
|2003||On the Spot||Ensemble Player||TV series (5 episodes)|
|2002||What I Like About You||Phone Guy||TV series (episode: Spa Day)|
|2001||ER||Howard Norden||TV series (episode: Start All Over Again)|
- "Lance Barber finds a home in television". Battle Creek Enquirer. November 14, 2014. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
- Metz, Nina (December 11, 2014). "Lance Barber on his long-awaited 'Comeback'". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
- "Young Sheldon interview: Lance Barber on playing Sheldon's father George Cooper Sr". CarterMatt. September 22, 2017. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
- "Lance Barber – Filmography". IMDb. Archived from the original on January 2, 2019. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
- "Lance Barber". tvguide.com. TV Guide. Archived from the original on April 25, 2018. Retrieved February 1, 2019.